Health Services and Social Care Research


Centre for Urgent and Emergency Care

The Centre for Urgent and Emergency Care Research (CURE) aims to improve the quality of urgent and emergency care through rigorous objective independent research. Researchers undertake health service research into the organisation and delivery of urgent and emergency care, as well as health technology assessments.

Centre for Urgent and Emergency Care

Evaluation, real world evidence and knowledge into action

Evidence Synthesis and Retrieval 

Health and Care Research Unit

The Health and Care Research Unit (HCRU) aims to carry out research that influences health care, social care and voluntary/charitable services practice and policy for the benefit of service users and the public. Researchers develop and evaluate services and technologies to measure the impact on user outcomes, service effectiveness and the wider social and economic effects. Themes include learning disability, palliative care, voluntary services, workforce, developing complex interventions, and using qualitative research with RCTs.

Health and Care Research Unit

Health Equity and Inclusion

Mental Health Research Unit

The Mental Health Research Unit conducts high quality research to improve outcomes and experiences of mental health care for those with serious mental illness, their families and carers, and to generate evidence to inform providers of mental health care. Our research includes identifying ways to reduce the burden of mental health problems in the wider population, and to reduce mental health inequalities.

Mental Health Research Unit

Primary Care

Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies

The Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Research Group carries out research aimed at helping people live well and independently at home. We develop, evaluate and implement new technology-enabled and rehabilitation interventions, with a focus on people living with disability, frailty and long-term conditions.  The group is part of the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH).

Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.